Don’t misunderstand me. I am not saying that I favor these riots and the destruction they are bringing. The officer most responsible for the death of George Floyd has been arrested (the quickest arrest of an officer in Minnesota history as I understand it) and charged with murder. Investigations continue on the other three officers present, and charges against them have not been ruled out. I hope the justice system will treat these charges seriously and give fair trials and proper sentences as warranted, but if these officers were the only cause for the protests, then they would have ended by now. This is the result of deeper inequities that have never been addressed.
Something needs to be done and going down the same path isn’t the right answer.